Partnership Helps Tele-Behavioral Health Provider Revamp Referral Process, Integrated Approach

A new partnership aims to improve behavioral health access and care coordination in one of the most underserved, highest need parts in the country. Frontier Psychiatry, a telepsychiatry provider, and CrossTx, a referral management solutions provider, have teamed up to make it happen. The goal is to make psychiatric care accessible to all the residents […]

Headspace Teams Up with Amazon for Fitness Band Launch

Headspace has teamed up with Amazon to provide content for the tech giant’s new fitness band, Amazon Halo. Amazon announced the new health and wellness tracker Friday. The product comes in the form of a screenless wrist band equipped with sensors and a suite of tools powered by artificial intelligence. It measures wearers’ body fat […]

Ginger CEO Looks for Company’s Health Plan Business to Double — If Not Triple — by 2022

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on many behavioral health providers’ business models — but not Ginger’s. In fact, the COVID-19 emergency has helped validate the San Francisco-based health and wellness startup’s strategy and accelerate its goals. Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that partners with employers, health plans and strategic partners to deliver […]

Intermountain Charts Path Through Uncertain Telehealth Future with Tele-SUD Plan

Over the past several months, health care organizations have been propping up telehealth programs left and right in response to the coronavirus. Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers are no exception. According to a new survey by the digital behavioral health solutions provider Tridiuum, more than 80% of behavioral health providers started using telehealth for […]

Over 80% of Behavioral Health Providers Used Telehealth for First Time Amid COVID-19; Most Will Continue Post-Pandemic

More than 80% of behavioral health providers started using telehealth for the first time in the past six months as a result of the coronavirus. But the vast majority of those organizations plan to continue leveraging telehealth even post-pandemic. Those are just a few key takeaways from a new survey by Tridiuum, a digital behavioral […]

Behavioral Tech Companies Qualifacts, Credible Behavioral Health to Merge

The behavioral health technology providers Qualifacts and Credible Behavioral Health will merge, the companies’ private equity backers announced Tuesday. Nashville-based Qualifacts is an electronic health record provider for behavioral health and human service organizations. It was acquired by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, last year. Meanwhile, Rockville, Maryland-based Credible […]

Adventist Health Partners with, Invests in Tele-Behavioral Startup Synchronous Health

Adventist Health, a multi-state integrated health system, and Synchronous Health, a tele-behavioral health startup, have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the agreement, Adventist will invest in the telehealth platform.  Roseville, California-based Adventist Health is a nonprofit that provides care through hospitals, clinics, home-based care agencies, hospices and joint-venture retirement centers in more […]

Data Breach at Behavioral Health Network Exposes Info of Nearly 130K Patients

A malware attack at a Massachusetts behavioral health provider might have exposed the protected health information of nearly 130,000 patients. It happened at Springfield, Massachusetts-based Behavioral Health Network (BHN) in late May, the provider said in a recent release notifying patients of the potential data breach. BHN is one of the largest behavioral health providers […]

70% of Behavioral Health Providers to Continue Significant Telehealth Use Post-Pandemic

When the COVID-19 emergency hit the U.S. in March, behavioral health organizations quickly pivoted their operations out of necessity. Treatments that had traditionally been delivered in person were reimagined remotely in an effort to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Federal and state flexibilities made it possible, paving the way for the wider adoption of […]